Here's my lovely new kilt

This is a recent prize find from a Truro charity shop - a kilt for the princely sum of £6.20! As a child my siblings and I all had kilts and I do have fond memories of how special it felt to wear. This is my first kilt since then, so a few decades have marched past between one kilt and the other. My childhood kilt was of Kerr tartan, our clan, and was predominantly red and green. This is a genuine tartan also, but not one that I know, so if someone out there recognises it as their clan I would love to hear from them.

My biggest worry about styling the kilt was that I would end up looking like an old dear who works in The Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Teamed up with a pea-green cashmere cardi didn't cut it, nor did my favourite fairisle cardi from H&M. But last night I opened up the new copy of Red magazine to find a fashion piece on mixing acid colours for the latest look. So here's my eclectic mix for working the kilt a la Anna's Island Style!

Kilt : charity shop. Top : Miss Selfridge. Cardi : New Look. Tights : old. Shoes : New Look. Belt : charity shop. Necklace : Dorothy Perkins. Orange ring : old. Turquoise ring : Accessorize. Bangle : old. Silver and green Amethyst bracelet : Morocco.



  1. Hi, Anna! You look fabulous on that outfit. Orange under top with green blazer and a brown and green kilt made great overall combination! And your accessories enhanced your getup more. By the way, is that really your first kilt? You must be taking care of it really well, as it still looks good as new. I’m looking forward to seeing your other kilts! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

    Anita Newman @ UT Kilts

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Anita. Have only worn the kilt twice and even though it came from a charity shop it did seem to be hardly worn - what a find! Any tips on how to keep it well maintained would be great. Xxx


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